Meaning of “counter-espionage” in the English Dictionary


"counter-espionage" in English

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counter-espionagenoun [ U ]

uk /ˌkaʊn.tərˈes.pi.ə.nɑːʒ/ us /ˌkaʊn.t̬ɚˈes.pi.ə.nɑːʒ/

Examples from literature

  • Espionage and counter-espionage have greatly flourished during the war. 
  • It was the certainty of retaliation which kept the actual war a cold one—a war of provocation and trickery and counter-espionage, but not of mutual extermination. 

(Definition of “counter-espionage” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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